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World No Tobacco Day 2017 in the Pacific Islands

Marking World No Tobacco Day 2017 in Tokelau, Pacific IslandsTobacco: a threat to development was the theme of World No Tobacco Day 2017. Governments and civil society in the Pacific Islands celebrated the Day with customary creativity and enthusiasm.

TobaccoUnmasked at Sri Lanka observatory

CCT Director Mahesh RajasuriyaThe information portal for the newest tobacco control observatory, designed to inquire into and document tobacco industry interference in public health policy-making, opened in July in Sri Lanka. TobaccoUnmasked ( is part of the Centre for Combating Tobacco (CCT), which opened in 2016 at the University of Colombo, in Sri Lanka. We spoke to the CCT’s Director, Dr Mahesh Rajasuriya.

Tobacco use in Africa still seen as health issue only – AFRO Coordinator

Tih Ntiabang, centre, during the debate on World No Tobacco Day.FCA’s AFRO regional coordinator, Tih Ntiabang, joined several public health organisations on World No Tobacco Day in calling on the European Parliament to scale up implementation of the WHO Framework Convention on Tobacco Control (FCTC) globally as a way to ensure the success of the 2030 agenda for sustainable development.  

Global photos from World No Tobacco Day 2017

Tobacco: a threat to development was the theme of World No Tobacco Day 2017.

As usual, FCAers around the world marked the day in many different ways.